December 2018 Monthly Madness Prize – Atomic Split Fins

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December2018 Monthly Madness Prize –Atomic Split Fins   Split Fins or Blade Fins…   The design itself is meant to channel the right amount of water with each kick behind you to propel you forward and allowing extra water to slip through the split to ease the strain and work load on the ankles, shins […]

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 November 2018 Monthly Madness Prize – Oceanic Alpha 8 Reg and Octi, Zeagle Base Plus BCD and Compact Gauges

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November2018 Monthly Madness Prize –Oceanic Alpha 8 Reg and Octi, Zeagle Base Plus BCD and Compact Gauges     Jacket style BCD and Regulator combo   If you want simple but reliable, then the Oceanic’s Alpha 8 Second Stages and SP5 First Stage regulator set used in conjunction with a compact SPG and Depth gauge […]

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 October2018 Monthly Madness Prize –Bare Velocity Ultra 8/7mm Semi-Dry Wetsuit

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October2018 Monthly Madness Prize –Bare Velocity Ultra 8/7mm Semi-Dry Wetsuit   We’re not just in your element; we were born there! In a factory on the coast of British Columbia — BARE, the brainchild of 2 divers determined on creating a drysuit for the frigid waters of the Canadian Pacific Ocean was born. For over […]

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 August 2018 Monthly Madness Prize – Hollis Midi Torch, Kevlar Palm Gloves, DHQ Catchbag and Cray Measure

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August 2018 Monthly Madness Prize –Hollis Midi Torch, Kevlar Palm Gloves, DHQ Catchbag and Cray Measure   Whether it’s poking your nose under a rock to check for that next monster cray or going for an always epic night dive to check out the nocturnal sea life, every diver should carry at least one torch. […]

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 Hollis SMS 75 – An owners Review

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I have owned the Hollis SMS 75 for a year and a half now, I went from using rental Jacket style BCDs to the SMS 75 getting into sidemount diving in mind. I’ve done that and beyond in this BCD, I am now a Side Mount Specialty instructor and love the way I can set […]

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 Taupo dive trip – A look backwards

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Taupo Drift dive trip.   Dipsi 1 Hijacked Dipsi 2 Taupo trip. It was a great opportunity for the two groups to bond and dive together.   Day one: Driving down and snorkeling the Waikato River from Cherry Island to Reids Farm with a stop at the natural hot springs and an epic jump near […]

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 Hollis M1 Mask – An owners review

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I think there are two things that make a dive unbearable Visibility and being cold. Not only does the Hollis M1 mask look ultra cool but it’s comfortable for hours and its crystal clear lens is made from Saint-Gobain Diamant glass. This glass is often used for museum exhibits for its distinct lack of colour […]

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 Lavacore Gloves – An owners review

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I got Lavacore gloves for those cold days teaching when having 5/7mm gloves were a bit cumbersome and restrictive. They are warm, lightweight and neutrally buoyant. The inner fleece material is antibacterial perfect for reducing odor. In the past 6 months, I haven’t noticed any odor and they can spend a few weeks of constant […]

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 Rainbow warrior dive with Auckland scuba Autumn 2018

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  Rainbow warrior dive with Auckland scuba Autumn 2018   All aboard the Whakaari express Tanks stacked, gear stowed, final checks and ropes away   Through the fog we steamed passing ships in the shadows, an adventure awaits us, the warrior once afloat her worries now no more.   Tied off to the buoy we […]

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 July Monthly Madness Prize – Oceanic Geo 2 Dive Watch

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July Monthly Madness Prize – Oceanic Geo 2 Dive Watch   The Oceanic Geo 2 is a great entry level wrist mounted computer. So stylish you could wear it in and out of the water. The wide selection of colours will allow you to match your outfit whether it be on a tropical beach or […]

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